Gerald Eve has recruited Daniel Okin and Charlie Ingham to build the firm’s new Capital Partners offering.
Gerald Eve Capital Partners will acquire and manage UK commercial real estate on behalf of, and in partnership with, third party investors. Harnessing independent thought and a research-led philosophy, Gerald Eve Capital Partners will develop and execute strategies to capitalise on the opportunities created by mispriced risk and structural economic shifts.
Combining a progressive approach with institutional discipline, Gerald Eve Capital Partners will form longstanding partnerships with clients, founded in the absolute alignment of interests. The new team will work closely with Gerald Eve’s existing Property & Asset Management capabilities and draw on the firm’s best-in-class advisory services, including research, agency, investment, analytics and corporate finance.
Daniel and Charlie both join as partners having previously worked together at Square Metre Asset Management, where they were integral members of the team that oversaw the successful acquisition, management and disposal of over £1 billion of commercial real estate in partnership with Goldman Sachs. Daniel brings experience in strategic portfolio and asset management, acquisitions and disposals, while Charlie’s background is in investment management, capital raising and investor relations.
John Rodgers, partner at Gerald Eve, said: “Now more than ever, investors are seeking innovative, proactive strategies for their existing holdings and emerging opportunities, and the new Gerald Eve Capital Partners offering will help us better align with clients’ requirements in this rapidly shifting marketplace.
“The experience and insight that Daniel and Charlie bring will be vital in developing the new offering and driving real value for investors. Our cross-disciplinary expertise is second-to-none, and by bringing these skills together under the Gerald Eve Capital Partners umbrella we will offer a truly market-leading service, enabling clients to take advantage of new opportunities.”
The arrival of Daniel and Charlie is part of Gerald Eve’s wider investment in talent, joining a number of senior hires since the start of lockdown in capital markets, office agency and development consultancy.
Simon Prichard, senior partner at Gerald Eve, said: “As a firm we have always sought to identify and invest in talent where it will strengthen our client offer, and that has never been truer than it is now. As we all adjust to economic and societal shifts, only the very best in advice will do, and where we can boost our expertise we will seek to do so. For the right people and teams, our door is always open.”